Drake’s fourth album ‘Views’, arrives on the wave of huge crossover hits ‘Hotline Bling’ and ‘One Dance’, with a running time of 81 minutes – Drake’s longest yet, this is set to be his biggest album to date. Originally titled ‘Views From The 6’ after his nickname for Toronto, his hometown is a recurring theme, as it’s influence is noted through many songs like ‘Still here’ stating “Blew up and I’m in the city still, I’m still here, dog,”.
The Toronto rapper and singer got his big break in 2009, back when describing someone as both a rapper and a singer still seemed like a way to undermine his credibility. However that didn’t stop him, as his new album gained wild chart and sales success. On the cover he poses high up on Toronto’s CN Tower—an image of loneliness at the top. “All of my ‘let’s just be friends’ are friends I don’t have anymore,” he croons on “Keep the Family Close,” one of the many songs on the album which function as autopsies for relationships past. Maybe there was something there? Probably not, he concludes, comparing a certain woman to a Chrysler designed to fool passersby into thinking it’s a Bentley.